The College of Law
is a college of the University of Kentucky
. Founded initially from a law program at Transylvania University
in 1799, the law program at UK began operations in 1908; it was one of the nation's first public law schools. In 1913, the college became the first in the nation to institute a trial practice program, and is host to the tenth-oldest student-run law review publication in the United States
. The current dean of the College of Law is David Brennen.
According to the most recent publication of US News and World Report
, the Law School is ranked #55 among all public and private universities. Among the three law schools in the commonwealth, the University of Kentucky College of Law ranks the highest. Among public law schools, the program is tied at #31.
The UK College of Law is home to two entirely student-run publications: the Kentucky Law Journal
and the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture & Natural Resources Law
. The Kentucky Law Journal
is one of the oldest law reviews
in the United States.
The Alvin E. Evans Library
is the largest law library in the Commonwealth and contains approximately 470,000 volumes, along with a vast array of electronic materials. It also provides access to all "U.S. reported court decisions, statutes and administrative materials" along with international materials.